This unit is based on the Year 3 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings. Students explore the boundaries of Australia both pre and post-European settlement. They compare the two and discuss the implication of settlement on indigenous boundaries. They investigate how oral communication is used to convey indigenous stories about the creation of natural landmarks, as well as how songs were used as a type of map. Students learn some of the natural and manmade features of Australia and use digital technologies to locate these on a map of Australia. They research and create an information report on a natural feature of Australia.
In this unit students will explore the following concepts;
In this lesson, students will look at Australia's states and territories, including major cities and regional centres.
In this lesson, students will explore the boundaries of Australia both pre and post colonisation.
This lesson will explore how indigenous Australians communicated through Dreamtime stories, and how the natural features of Australia impacted these stories.
Students will identify and describe the major features of Australia.